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S. Korea has been living in a state of readiness for decades expecting some bioweapon lobbed over from N. Korea, so are kitted out to the max.
Asian peoples also have stronger civic sense than Anglo ones and tend to obey government orders more compliantly.
They came out clear winners for preparedness and swift, well-oiled execution of protocols, and benefited accordingly.
A stitch in time...
The insane military spending in the USA has left pocket change remaining in state coffers for such banal considerations as protecting the people.
Trump is so busy finagling business opportunities for the family brand - and golfing! - to have time to study up on exponential arithmetic, so things are a little more chaotic than usual arohnd the White (with one recent exception!) House.
Be calm, he helpfully offers, he's got this.
It'll just go away, 'like a miracle'.
(Kinda like the TP off the shelves).
Pat Robertson said so and he got it direct frkm the Man Upstairs, so if the Rapture Expert believes it, who needs science?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 09:35:28 PM EST

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